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98% done :o)

by - Friday, April 04, 2008

One more post from me today. Must do it now before kitchen reno takes hold and I have no time (or energy) to sit in front of the computer.



A bit more snazzing up of the home office has happened. HandyMan has added a CD tower/base support to balance out the look of the room. As well, grommets have been added to create drop holes for all the unsightly cables. If you look close enough, you'll see the tangled mess of cables under the countertop...that's what you get when you have one socket in the room...opposite from where you need it! No matter, because with the kitchen right below and the kitchen ceiling being torn out, we'll have easy access to add in another socket when the electrician comes in. Yay.

Biggest change in the room are the fab Ikea curtains. The black and white pattern looks awesome against the green wall. We'll just have to get a just-as-fab fabric to reupholster the ugly but functional teal office chairs. Still left to do: fix the quarter-round, paint the rad, and add a filler panel for behind the file cabinets. Oh, and hang up my picture wall... though I'm thinking the kitchen will take precedence and we may not get to those last few things for a while. Ok, I'm tired. Just one last...

Before:


and After!

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25 comments

  1. Looks great! I really love the colour you've chosen and the curtains really do look fab! :) Can't wait to see the progress on your kitchen.

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  2. Love it. The green is so pretty.

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  3. I love that sea urchin lamp! It would look great in my all-white living room.

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  4. It looks terrific! This is my first visit so I am roaming around checking out your projects! Good work!

    Melissa

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  5. I LOVE IT! I left you a PM on WB. Hey, any idea where I can find great wallpaper? We are planning on wallpapering one wall in the bedroom and one in the kitchen but the Home Depot/Rona options are not ideal. Thought I would ask since you are my source of inspiration! :) Thanks!

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  6. Anonymous7:12 PM

    What a nice job !!

    Kathy :)

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  7. Peachy Keen10:19 PM

    It looks fab! Love the exposed Shelving - breaks it all up so well (wish I hadn't used to many doors now). You have inspired me to finish ours off now...and to put a nice lamp on the corner of the desk too!

    Love it!

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  8. Your office looks great!

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  9. sweet! I love the green color, and the curtians are fab!

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  10. This looks great! I love how you've configured ikea's expedit bookcases! And yes, graphic curtains against that bright apple green wall is perfect. So fresh and fun!

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  11. Anonymous11:33 PM

    Wow, gorgeous!
    I just wandered over from WB and read your entire blog tonight! I am designing/decorating-challenged :) I admire everything you've done and I'm dying to see your new kitchen..in good time of course
    Gina (wb=GMS)

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  12. Thanks for the lovely comments everyone :)

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  13. Ok, now you're just making me want to cry out of jealousy!!

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  14. I am so impressed! Great job on the makeover. Love the Ikea window treatments with that wall color. I might have to showcase this in my next "Before and After" segment, if it's okay with you.

    Also loved the dining room. Can't wait to see how the kitchen turns out! -Julia :-)

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  15. WOW!! Just discovered your blog via Brooklyn Limestone's blog. Love what you've done to the office!

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  16. The Ikea fabric curtains look amazing! You did such a great job with your office (and house). You have accomplished so much on your renovation… I am so jealous.

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  17. Uber-cool. thx for sharing your projects...we're inspired to get to the finish line of our kitchen reno!

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  18. I loved this so much, I did it to my room. My room is painted a popular turquoise color (I love the green, but thats the color of the rest of my house). Unfortunately I couldn't find the wonderful fabric you used for your curtains, but it sure wasn't from lack of trying. I wish I could have found it.

    My office turned out great!!! I needed more storage, so I used another filing cabinet instead of the CD stand. I love, love, love it... thank you for the inspiration.

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  19. So glad we could be of some inspiration Kristina!

    The curtain fabric was from Ikea. Not sure if they still carry it though.

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  20. Love this and the Ikea bookshelf on the wall!

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  21. This is truly a marvelous home office makeover. You did a wonderful job and I've bookmarked it for my inspiration! Thank you for sharing.

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  22. I love the creative storage and color of this office---nice job! I would recommend you place a mirror in front of the computer desk, however, for better feng shui. As it is now, your back is to the door when you are seated at desk, this is a problem because unconsciously the seated one is not in the Command Position and can't see who might walk in behind them. You'll get a lot more work done and feel more relaxed if you just add a mirror so you can see the entry door behind you. Enjoy!

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  23. I can't believe you made such a tiny space so functional and attractive! Can you come over and do my office? hehe
    Great job! It looks amazing!

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  24. I just found your blog, and really love your office. I especially love how you added storage above the desk. Great use of otherwise wasted space.

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